King’s Lynn record first back-to-back league wins

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King’s Lynn Town recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season to move up to eighth in the league table – their highest placing this season.

The margin could have been greater but for some good saves from visiting goalkeeper Mark Scott, particularly in the second half.

Slough Town, making their first-ever trip to Norfolk, were controversially denied an equaliser in the dying minutes but a leveller would have been harsh on the Linnets who dominated for long periods of the game.

Midfielder Liam Hurst gave Lynn the perfect start on six minutes.

He chested the ball down and curled in a splendid effort on the volley which flew past Scott and into the top corner.

Lee Smith went close to doubling the lead shortly after, but Scott parried his effort away.

The Rebels fought back to level the scores on 14 minutes.

A breakdown in communication between defender Jordan Yong and Street allowed Charlie Mpi the simple job of running the ball into an empty net to register his seventh goal in his last nine games.

An excellent tackle from Slough’s Nathan Webb prevented Sam Mulready from getting in a shot as he looked to be in on goal.

Webb later headed an effort off the line, while at the other end, Lewis Putman put a difficult header over the bar from Charlie Strutton’s cross.

Jacek Zielonka had a good chance to head Lynn into the lead five minutes before half-time when he got on the end of a Michael Clunan free-kick, but he directed his effort straight at Scott from inside the six yard box.

Early in the second half, Putman’s shot stung the hands of Street, but the keeper recovered to gather at the second attempt.

Lynn went on to dominate the early part of the second half, and Clunan almost caught Scott out from a free-kick that hit the side netting.

Slough’s Warren Harris saw his shot deflected wide before Lee Stevenson squandered a clear opportunity to put Lynn back in front on 62 minutes.

Toby Hilliard’s ball across goal found Stevenson, who dwelled on the ball for too long and when he eventually got his shot away, Sean Fraser did well to tackle and prevent a certain goal.

But from the resulting corner, the Linnets went back in front.

’Keeper Scott, who had received medical treatment after the last attack, was unable to stop substitute Castellan from powering a diving header into the bottom corner.

Lynn continued to pour men forward and look for another goal to kill the game off, and Slough were forced to defend deep.

Scott palmed away another strike to keep the deficit to one.

Slough’s Mpi looped a header just over the bar from Guy Hollis’ cross, while Harris’ headed effort was ruled out.

Lynn: Street, Bird, Yong, R. Fryatt (Castellan 41), Gaughran, Clunan, Smith, Hurst,Mulready (Hilliard 56), Stevenson, Zielonka (Edge 73) . Subs not used: Friend, L Fryatt. Booked: Gaughran.

Goals: Hurst (6), Castellan (65).

Slough: Scott, Fraser, Hollis, Hicks, Webb (Clayton 80), W. Harris, Sear (Hope 71), Rumbold, Putman, Mpi, Strutton (S. Harris 70). Sub not used: Gokmen. Booked: Webb, Putman. Goal: Mpi (14).

Attendance: 480.

l Lynn tonight in the Red Insure Cup entertain local rivals Histon.